Coccygeoplasty: treatment for fractures of the coccyx.

Research paper by L Mark LM Dean, Mubin I MI Syed, Solomon A SA Jan, Neel A NA Patel, Azim A Shaikh, Kamal K Morar, Omar O Shah

Indexed on: 12 May '06Published on: 12 May '06Published in: JVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology


Percutaneous vertebroplasty and sacroplasty are becoming common modalities of treatment for vertebral body compression fractures and sacral insufficiency fractures, respectively. The present report describes a case of a coccygeal fracture treated with injection of polymethylmethacrylate cement, which resulted in immediate relief of symptoms. It is suggested that this procedure be called coccygeoplasty.